common hop


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.common hop - European twining plant whose flowers are used chiefly to flavor malt liquorscommon hop - European twining plant whose flowers are used chiefly to flavor malt liquors; cultivated in America
hops, hop - twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
References in periodicals archive ?
Formed from old wire fencing, the arch is covered with golden hop (Humulus lupulus Aureus'), a gold-leafed form of the common hop.
Filling in the gap beneath the lawn's upper border and the house's raised deck is common hop (Humulus lupulus), an incredibly fast-growing vine that twines up wires run from the ground to the deck.